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Harrison Ford’s childhood Tudor home hits the market

<p dir="ltr">The childhood home of <em>Indiana Jones</em> star Harrison Ford has hit the market for the third time in four years for just $USD 749,000 ($AUD 1.1 million).</p> <p dir="ltr">The 1922-era Tudor house in Park Ridge, Illinois, was home to the Ford family in the 1950s, per <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a>, though it has been significantly renovated since.</p> <p dir="ltr">After nearly 50 years off the market, the home was listed for sale in 2018 with its original windows, plumbing, and electrical, with interior spaces that needed a serious refresh.</p> <p dir="ltr">Selling in February 2019 for $USD 350,000 ($AUD 513,000), its new owners undertook some major changes, replacing the dated wallpaper with a neutral grey and white colour scheme and transforming the avocado-green kitchen into a space filled with stainless steel appliances, a butcher block island, a tiled backsplash, and a breakfast nook.</p> <p dir="ltr">A formal dining area that connects to the large family room with views of the backyard now features pendant lighting, while in the living room, the built-ins and fireplace remain, with the wall-to-wall carpet being ripped out to show the original, refinished hardwood floors.</p> <p dir="ltr">Other updates include new windows, recessed lighting, baseboard heaters, and a completed basement, which features a bar and rec area, a home office, and a laundry.</p> <p dir="ltr">After the renovations were complete, the 198-square-metre home was sold for $USD 600,000 ($AUD 880,000) in July 2020.</p> <p dir="ltr">With the current owners looking to upsize, it’s back on the market with a 25 percent price bump, according to listing agent Peter Bellert of @properties Park Ridge.</p> <p dir="ltr">Bellert says the home is basically move-in ready, with just the driveway needing to be repaved.</p> <p dir="ltr">He also notes that the home’s style is unusual for the area.</p> <p dir="ltr">“English Tudors are not common. There are not too many in Park Ridge,” Bellert says.</p> <p dir="ltr">Other features of the two-storey home include a powder room on the first level and four bedrooms on the second, with an original balcony connected to the bedroom that reportedly belonged to a young Ford.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-ff78dbc4-7fff-94a8-0d7d-2d54b0de90b6"></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Images: Getty Images /</em></p>

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